Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then also that I will deviate to dip our feet.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the best teams in the nation, plus a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while I backed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow each of the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered at a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre currently leaning on the Cardinals. Other than the venue do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, at least and a successful win IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to football, where the matches rely and so will our recordings on this one.
Recall Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But just like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the culture and win games and worked wonders. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. Yet , this is a time for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity to begin taking steps.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense, well, which makes me more nervous. You have your Irish up, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming off of a dismal 2-10 record where they went winless last year. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is facing a group that made it to the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my question is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to obtain some traction against a shield? Particularly when hes working with a new trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for prodigious handicapping expertise and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to read in your last sentence you are coming over to the sunny side of sport betting, or youre just being the same shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are making school football picks decide on that. Im the first to understand Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and completely sucked final year.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh mindset is brought by A coach and with this being a match, Satterfield will market his staff on creating a statement. Louisville does have to hope the Irish will take them for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Bama or Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I used to be a bit facetious because though you have an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they are trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an coach such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the public is correct, and also in this situation they surely are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday when the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)